Dead fox causes stink at Cheam High School

Sutton Guardian: A fox in better fettle than the one that got into Cheam High School over the weekend A fox in better fettle than the one that got into Cheam High School over the weekend

Part of a school had to be closed after a fox got in and died there over the weekend.

Teachers and pupils arrived to Cheam High School on Monday morning to be greeted by a terrible smell from where the sick fox had got in, died, and began to decompose.

Staff had to ban pupils from a section of the school's sixth form area while they disinfected the affected area on Monday.

The incident caused a stir on social network Twitter with one user, @skittles_galore, tweeting: "A fox strolled into our social zone and died over the weekend and now the x-block stinks of death...only in cheam high would that happen."

Another, @MithraB_, added: "Dead fox in the social...only at cheam."

A spokeswoman for the Chatsworth Road school said: "The students were told to stay away from a small corner of our very large site whilst it was being cleaned.

"There was no disruption to lessons or to students' learning and studying."

 

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3:33pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Pity there was no one on hand in the school when the sick fox entered to get it to the Wildlife Hospital for treatment. Poor creature must have suffered. Those grumpsters on in the Guardian every few months about wanting foxes killed be careful what you are wishing for.
Pity there was no one on hand in the school when the sick fox entered to get it to the Wildlife Hospital for treatment. Poor creature must have suffered. Those grumpsters on in the Guardian every few months about wanting foxes killed be careful what you are wishing for. Michael Pantlin

9:57pm Wed 4 Dec 13

charlesmcg says...

Michael, as you will know the foxes in our area of London can be aggressive, carry disease, rip open our rubbish bags and compost heaps and generally defecate everywhere. One less is not a bad thing.
Michael, as you will know the foxes in our area of London can be aggressive, carry disease, rip open our rubbish bags and compost heaps and generally defecate everywhere. One less is not a bad thing. charlesmcg

12:54pm Thu 5 Dec 13

BeastofBurden says...

Charlesmcg, as you will know, the humans in our area (especially some of the younger set) can be aggressive, carry knives, rip off shopkeepers, innocent kids and old folk and on a Friday and Saturday night often urinate, vomit and drop rubbish everywhere. several less would not be a bad thing. As for the foxes, they do far less to harm us that we do to harm them...I've cared for three in the last 24 hours that have been hit by our cars, two of which have died. Exactly how many people have been killed by foxes? Enough said.
Charlesmcg, as you will know, the humans in our area (especially some of the younger set) can be aggressive, carry knives, rip off shopkeepers, innocent kids and old folk and on a Friday and Saturday night often urinate, vomit and drop rubbish everywhere. several less would not be a bad thing. As for the foxes, they do far less to harm us that we do to harm them...I've cared for three in the last 24 hours that have been hit by our cars, two of which have died. Exactly how many people have been killed by foxes? Enough said. BeastofBurden

4:42pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Natalia Rose - Young Reporter says...

It is rather shocking that people care more about the smell of a dead animal than the actual animal who sadly died. When people react in such a way, it just shows you how cruel and uncaring the people of this world can be.

I am ashamed for the people who reacted in such a horrible way.
It is rather shocking that people care more about the smell of a dead animal than the actual animal who sadly died. When people react in such a way, it just shows you how cruel and uncaring the people of this world can be. I am ashamed for the people who reacted in such a horrible way. Natalia Rose - Young Reporter

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